It’s already March, and it looks like spring is coming soon, whether we like it or not. For most of the country, flowers are just starting to bloom outside and the birds are chirping. However, inside your home may still be getting over a bad case of the winter blues. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer.
Now that spring is almost here, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning and making a plan to get the job done. Here are a few tips to help you do that:
- Formulate a Plan & Set Reasonable Goals – Decide which areas of your home need to be cleaned, come up with a plan of action, and budget in time for distractions.
- Check For Cleaning Supplies – There is nothing more frustrating than to start a project like spring cleaning only to find that you don’t have what you need to get the job done. Before you begin, take an inventory of supplies that you need against what you have under the sink. Save yourself time and a headache by stocking up on supplies before you start cleaning.
- Tackle One Area at a Time – Don’t let yourself get distracted while you’re cleaning. Start one room or project and finish it before beginning the next one. Working at your own pace and staying on track will help you complete your goals more efficiently and thoroughly.
- Get Your Family Involved – If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask for help. Kids are great with helping with the little tasks, and generally enjoy helping. Even the most unwilling helper can make a big difference in finishing a task, getting it done faster and working together as a family to complete a goal.
Cleaning up your home for spring doesn’t have to be dirty work. Use the tips above to make getting your home in shape for spring easy as can be!